The Neighborhood Market. What is it….and why should you care?
Small but mighty- Cochise County has an amazing diversity of businesses for its size. There are companies to fill every need, vendors offering useful products and services, not to mention incredibly talented craftsmen, artisans, chefs, and more.
There are so many in fact, that even long-time residents don’t know about the range that is available to us locally! So how are local customers going to find these businesses… and how are local businesses going to be found??
Solution: A Neighborhood Market
The Neighborhood Market began as a way to support and promote local businesses, while bringing people together with good food and in a good environment for an enjoyable evening.
The events were a success, and grew quickly. To facilitate the growing events and expand even more, a new property has been bought that will allow for the Neighborhood market events to go on in any kind of weather with indoor/outdoor areas, better parking, and lighting for Food- Truck-Friday evenings.
More Was Needed
As excited as we are to start these live events up again… we have realized that more than weekly events are needed to keep local businesses afloat. The growing trend in business is online availability and ecommerce capabilities. This has been trending for a while, but recent events have shown us that no matter the size of a business, you may not be able to survive- much less thrive- if you aren’t online. Even in a smaller community like ours, it’s important to leverage social media to gain more sales, make your products and services available online, and get listed in every directory you can to make sure the community can find you no matter what and no matter when.
Global ecommerce is predicted to grow to $5 trillion in the next 4 years.
But going virtual can be expensive and overwhelming.
The average cost to get your own ecommerce site up and running can range from $5-$10,000, while the monthly hosting fees average around $300, not including the yearly cost for a domain name or any of the design or content creation costs. Accomplishing this alone it may be defeating, but together we win! By bringing local businesses together into one online neighborhood market, could we create an affordable and easy way for everyone to get online?
Solution: Take the Market to the Neighborhood- Virtually!
We set out to create a means to advertise, promote, celebrate, and assist our community’s businesses and vendors, so that no matter what happens, we can continue to grow and prosper in any kind of situation. Success! Now that the Neighborhood Market will also be online, business owners in Cochise County can expand their reach, become known throughout the community, and build a solid customer base to last. We have worked hard to create affordable options to fit any size business, as well as a team that can make the process quick and easy.
Together we win. Let’s make this the year your business grows to new levels. Join the online movement by becoming a virtual vendor in the Neighborhood Market today!